Wednesday 11 January 2012

Late News 10/01 Tregonetha Downs: 1 Ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Merlin, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Sparrowhawk and 3000+ Starlings in the evening. (C Selway)

Late News 10/01 Par Beach Pool: Drake Ring-necked Duck still.

Late News 10/01 Marazion Marsh RSPB: 3 Bitterns at dusk and Water Pipit still on the beach. (D Flumm)

Late News 10/01 Porthgwarra: 1 Firecrest. (Sennen Cove Birdwatching)

Late News 10/01 Penzance: Long-tailed Duck still off Eastern Green. (C Barnard)

Late News 10/01 Carbis Bay: 3 Iceland Gulls (ad, 2W & juv) also 6 Balearic Shearwaters.

Late News 10/01 Lamorna: 2 Balearic Shearwaters offshore.

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 2 Bitterns at dusk, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant (+6 over), 5 Mute Swan, 21 Teal, 8 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Coot, 33 Moorhen, 3+ Water Rail, 15 Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Redwing, 1 Stonechat, 6+ Chiffchaff and 4 Cetti’s Warbler. Also 33 Ringed Plover, 24 Sanderling, 9 Curlew and 2 Oystercatcher on the beach. (D Parker, D Flumm & M Beavers)

Helston Boating Lake: Little Gull, Egyptian Goose and 3m Shoveler. (D Jenkins, S Cox & M Beavers)

Helston Loe Pool: Female type Bufflehead, Great Crested Grebe and Firecrest. (D Jenkins & M Beavers)

Penzance, Eastern Green: Long-tailed Duck and 2 Eider close inshore. (M Beavers)

Penzance, Jubilee Pool: 1W drake Surf Scoter, 3 Great Northern Diver and 1 Black-throated Diver. (M Beavers)

Swanvale NR: Yellow-browed Warbler still in sallows by the pump house. (M Beavers)

Carrick Roads: c50 Black-necked Grebes off Loe beach, Feock. (M Beavers)

Carbis Bay: 1 ad and 2 2W Iceland Gulls plus c5 Bottle-nosed Dolphins. (M Beavers, C Barnard & D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 11 Med Gulls (9 ad & 2 1W), 43 Golden Plover and c200 Lapwing. (D Parker)

Gribbin Head, Fowey: 7+ Chiffchaff including a very pallid ‘abietinus’ type and 1 Siberian ‘tristis’ (two images of the tristis) Dunnock like call, 2 Blackcap, 20+ Rock Pipit including at least 2 ‘littoralis (photo) and 1 female Common Eider. (C Selway)

Lizard Village: Juv/fem Black Redstart. (S Pilbeam)

Southerly Point: Male Black Redstart. (S Pilbeam)